It seems like ages have passed since our mortgage offer was received. Back at that stage we were told that the next step would be to request the relevant searches. They would be due by 20th March (we decided not to pay extra to have them expedited). At which point our conveyancer would undertake a thorough review of the legal contract pack and search results, send pre-contract enquiries to the seller’s solicitor and provide us with reports on all the documentation.
On Monday I sent an email to our solicitor requesting an update, as the 20th date had now passed and we were getting anxious (having waited patiently for over a month). No reply.
No reply on Tuesday either. This is odd, I thought. Our solicitor was usually quick to reply.
So on Wednesday morning I tried a second email, thinking I would have to pickup the phone as the next option and start chasing. And then bingo!Continue reading →